The Historic Maxwell Room is a vintage garden and banquet hall-style wedding venue in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Originally built in 1925, it is an example of the Boom period’s Mediterranean Revival architecture. The courtyard and brick archways add a sense of intimacy to this elegant venue.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host a maximum of 120 guests in one of three available spaces. The courtyard is located in front of the Maxwell Room entrance and, with hanging bistro lights, adds a whimsical feel to any wedding. The New River Seawall sits on the south side of New River, creating an open environment for exchanging vows. Lastly, the Historic Den exudes 1920s charm with its brick arches and colonnades. No matter where couples choose to exchange vows, they are sure to find a unique and romantic backdrop that fits their wedding style.
The Historic Maxwell Room offers venue packages, menus, bar packages, buffet stations, ceremony site packages, and personalized services. The ceremony site packages are specific to each available space. Venue packages include the Silver Package, the Gold Package, and Appetizer Reception. In addition to wedding-day celebrations, couples can also host their engagement party, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner at The Historic Maxwell Room. The venue can also accommodate elopements. The Historic Maxwell Room offers the following services:
The Historic Maxwell Room serves American cuisine and can accommodate gluten free, lactose free, no pork, vegan, and vegetarian dietary restrictions. They offer brunch menus, luncheons, dinner entrees, and desserts. They also offer bar services, with bartenders and a range of services, from cash bar to open bar to a signature drink. The Historic Maxwell Room offers the following cuisine styles:
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Christina · Married on 03/23/2013
We had the perfect wedding. The weather was perfect, the company was perfect, and the venue was perfect. We could not have asked for a more wonderful day to start our happily ever after. Gigi and her Maxwell team made everything so seamless, easy, delightful, and perfect in every way. We could not have made it magical with them. Thank you to all, it was a spectacular night, and the best wedding EVER! Thank you for giving us it all. We loved ever minute of it, and the reviews are in from the friends and family: SO DID THEY! Thank you!!!
Will definitely recommend this place to anyone!
Love, the newlyweds Gui and Christina
Aubrey · Married on 11/17/2018
I can’t say enough about how amazing!
Stop looking for a venue and book here! Libby is fantastic! Everything was perfect for my wedding day! How many brides say that? The venue was one of the biggest reasons. Libby has thought of everything. Food was great.Sent on 11/30/2018
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Giselle · Married on 09/22/2018
Impossible to imagine having our wedding anywhere else but here! Libby is the best-very accommodating! The staff and service were excellent- our guests loved everything including the food!
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Love the Maxwell room at the Downtowner! Great staff and food and you're right on the New River! Awesome place for any event, large or small!
There is so much to say about The Historic Maxwell Room with its classic Fort Lauderdale feel on the New River. I love the place and the food is fantastic. They make some of the best fish in south Florida, paired with full bar and friendly staff, you can't beat this place. The history behind this place and its longevity tells you it something you do not want to miss. Visit this place and plan your event here if you are looking for a true Fort Lauderdale event.